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Drawings trending idea

The DOCX website claims drawings can be filed via docx, however every time I have tried to file drawings at the end of a docx, they always get labeled as part of the abstract. The document processing should get worried if an abstract is more than 1 page anyway, but how do you get drawings recognized?

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Often need to refresh after logging in trending idea

Often in response to a user properly logging in to Patent Center, Patent Center returns its home page in a non-logged-in state.  Each time that happens, it is then necessary for the user to refresh the page to force Patent Center to return its home page in a logged-in state.  It would be great if the developer could fix this glitch.  Thanks.

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Permalinks to applications - should avoid returning blank screen trending idea

Patent Center conveniently uses a standard URL format for patent applications.  The URL structure is https://patentcenter.uspto.gov/#!/applications/XXXXXXXX, where XXXXXXXX is the application number.  That URL points to the application-data page of the specified application.  This permalink can be really useful.  

Unfortunately, however, if a user attempts to use that link structure to access an application number for... more »

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IdeaScale should not always require 2-factor authentication trending idea

It would be great if IdeaScale could prompt the user to allow it to remember a user's personal computer or browser, to avoid the need to input 2-factor authentication every time IdeaScale is accessed.  Or better yet, don't timeout the user's login at all on a trusted computer.  As the IdeaScale system is a platform for all interested persons to share ideas, there is no need for heightened account security.

The 2-FA setting... more »

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App Search Disparity b/t Patent Center and Private PAIR trending idea

I endeavored to make the same application search inquiry on Patent Center and Private PAIR.  The search is routinely performed to check for recent status updates, including Office Actions which have been counted but not yet mailed.  Unfortunately, though the search inquiry entered was the same, the results yielded on both platforms were not.  The Private PAIR search return was clearly more thorough in that the results... more »

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Leveraging Text (DOCX)

Treat DOCX as "authoritative" -- bad idea made worse trending idea

The PTO's proposal of June 2 (86 Fed. Reg. 29571) to treat a DOCX as "defintive" doesn't solve the problem; it makes it worse. It proceeds from a misunderstanding of technology, and a misdiagnosis of the problem.

The DOCX format is not designed to provide the portability, uniformity, or interoperability that is essential to legal documents. As many letters to the PTO have explained (see, for example, https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Comment_Seventy_Three_Patent_Practitioners_092719.pdf... more »

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Web-based forms render into IFW in color and gray scale trending idea

Patentcenter does not preserve the computer-readable characters entered by the filer. Instead, and I am not making this up, Patentcenter flattens the characters into images which go into IFW. When Patentcenter flattens the character into images, it does it in gray scale! This ensures that when the flattened image gets loaded into IFW, it will get halftoned, and thus will get blurred. This makes it more likely that the... more »

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